The Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics provides students with sought-after skills preparing them for a career in an ever-growing field.
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Educators today are “swimming” in data about curricula, student assessment, social media, registrations, and demographics stored in data warehouses and "the cloud." This data makes it possible to collect, manage, and maintain massive amounts of educational information. The need to analyze and make data-based decisions in education has led to the emergence of a new field called Learning Analytics.
Courses can be applied toward Northeastern's MEd program in Learning Analytics
Online, interactive program allows for flexibility for working professionals
Articulate and integrate diverse perspectives on the field of Learning Analytics, including Learning Analytics assumptions, theories, epistemologies, and debates
Align Learning Analytics processes to address the needs of educational institutions and answer questions posed by educational leaders
Select, prepare, implement, interpret, and evaluate learning analytic models appropriately
Career opportunities for Learning Analytics professionals in K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits and corporations include (but are not limited to):
A graduate degree, accelerated degree, or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and real-world experience in your area of interest. Apply now, and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics General Requirements
EDU 6340 - Learning Analytics Concepts and Theories
EDU 6341 - Introduction to Data Mining in Education
EDU 6182 - Educational Statistics
EDU 6343 - Predictive Modeling for Learning Analytics
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Education & Learning alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.